Land Dispute

Update: Nuevo San Gregorio Urgent Action:

Acts of violence against the Zapatista community of Nuevo San Gregorio continue.
We ask national and international solidarity to express their condemnation of the Mexican State’s negligence and the increase of violence in community of Nuevo San Gregorio today!

Chimalapas, Chima Triumph

by Luis Hernández Navarro
The real driving force behind the the territorial boundary dispute between Oaxaca and Chiapas in the Chimalapas jungle is the conflict between the Zoque community members (los Chimas) who defend their lands and natural resources, and the Chipanecan loggers, cattlemen, politicians and narcotraffickers, who plunder and attack the indigenous communities.

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